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Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground

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12325 Rafter J-Bar Road, Hill City, SD 57745
Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the small log cabins. With four of us (my wife and two adult daughters) it was tight. There are larger cabins, but none were available. The small cabins would work with 2 small children, but because the beds were in the same room as the kitchen sleeping late was impossible. They do provide had towels,... More 

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wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This property is very clean in a very nice location in the black hills. It was a perfect place to be with short distances to many places we wanted to visit. We stayed in a cabin so it is difficult to write a review on the campsites. One thing I can tell you is that if you don't have data... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this campground. We stayed a week in June, camping with two other families. The site was HUGE and so clean. Great pool and camp store. The kids had so much to do. The views were just stunning. We loved early morning walks around the campground, which is so spacious. Very close to Hill City, our favorite of... More 

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Saginaw, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to some minor medical issues we made an unplanned stop in Hill City and chose to tent at RafterJ. We have 2 tents, one for me and my husband and the kids have their own tent. They do not allow more than one tent on a site so we had to pay for two sites. The staff seemed very... More 

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California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a week in the Ranch Camp section with a 32 foot tow behind trailer.. Beautiful property and spacious sites. The property and amenities are clean and very well maintained. For many sites, the pool and office are quite a distance away, however there is plenty of parking near the amenities. One caution is some of the RV sites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights as we toured the Black Hills. We loved our visit to South Dakota and really loved the campground. It is huge. If you don't have a tow vehicle bring bikes as the office is up front and you may have quite a walk if you need ice or firewood. The pool was a nice... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with my 3 grandsons (4,6,16) and my son and daughter-in- law. We rented a cabin with a kitchenette and bathroom. There were a lot of windows so a nice breeze blew through the cabin. Even though we didn't have air conditioning it was not a problem. They have a small store and wood for the fire place. I... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet again another great stay at Rafter j. Love this campground. Level sites...clean grounds, friendly staff. Beautiful surroundings. Try to think of more reasons to travel to South Dakota just to stay there. Friends with us used bathrooms and laundry and were very happy with both.

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Scandia, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, we loved Rafter J! The check in was quick and efficient, the site was so spacious; what a treat! The store was a bonus! The pool was clean, and the laundry room had newer machines that worked great. We were in site 171, which was in the lower camp along the trees. I loved how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at the Rafter J Bar Ranch. The facilities were well cared for and clean and the pool was a great place to relax. We appreciated the convince store and assistance with the Internet when we couldn't log in. Great location. To see the sites including hill city' winery.

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